Cognitive Architecture. From Bio-Politics To Noo-Politics
Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication & Information
Edited by: Deborah Hauptmann and Warren Neidich
600 pp / 235 x 170 mm / paperback
price € 39.50
ISBN 978 90 6450 725 0
Published by 010 Publishers, Rotterdam
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Introduction: Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication and Information
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Cognitive Architecture questions of how evolving modalities – from bio-politics to noo-politics – can be mapped upon the city under contemporary conditions of urbanization and globalization.
Yann M. Boutang, Charles Wolfe, John Proveti, Keller Easterling, Markus Miessen, Bruce Wexler, Scott Kelso, Jordan Crandall, Andreas Angelidakis, Abdul – Karim Mustapha
The aim of the TRANS_THINKING THE CITY series is to bring together experts and scholars in both the sciences and the humanities to discuss issues of relevance to current architecture and urban practices; issues effecting our cities, polis, ethos, communities. Trans_Thinking is a term employed to indicate a new mode of intellectual activity, thinking as part of mental mechanism brought…
Steven Holl asks the same question of architecture that Merleau-Ponty asks of philosophy . Can the ambulating sentient being embedded as he or she is in the matrix of concretized values as they are inscribed in that being experience and understand seeing in a context articulated for that purpose?
I want to cover lots and lots of things, and of course there isn’t enough time for everything so what I’m going to do is do it a little bit backwards, meaning I’m going to show you the things that I want to conclude with as fast as I can and then, as time allows, try to give you the context for them and then the sort of the theoretical construct that they fit in. But I do want to touch upon the liquid architecture thing, just a bit. So this is the title that’s in the conference proceedings “alloaesthetics and Neuroaesthetics, phenomenology and neurophysiology”,…
The question of the notion of Neuroaesthetics—I think in our work there is a kind of relationship with this idea because there are a lot of different dimensions and different things that change, and so the meaning of the space today is not the same as before, because we have more media to understand in the spaces we are living in.
So the first project I want to present is Nanometric spatialization. It is a project we first proposed in Switzerland for the National Swiss Exhibition called Expo 02. We were preselected but we lost the competition. After that we tried to do it again for…
The position of the shadows indicates that we are heading north. This is confirmed by our GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver. After some days exploring Kitakyushu, we have already acquired a certain sense of position, and it is not without a certain proud feeling from slowly becoming able to determine our trajectories in an environment that we do not know, that we start to play little games among us.